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May 02, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by AIR SALLY
hey Tam did you get your turbine pipe today?
Later show and tell.....
Still on working hours for the shop.
My boss not let me play yet.
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May 02, 2012, 11:38 PM
deltas are cool
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that boss is a slave driver
May 02, 2012, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by AIR SALLY
that boss is a slave driver
I know. He still make me working on customers order.
May 03, 2012, 01:45 AM
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Here is the pipe.

Length 9.5"
Weight: 3.8oz
May 03, 2012, 01:50 AM
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May 03, 2012, 02:51 AM
deltas are cool
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looks like a pair of pants for a cowboy looks good who makes those ? is it double walled ?
May 03, 2012, 03:16 AM
Never fly an A model anything!
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No wonder even the crashes of a turbine model look scale. All that fuel right next to a smokin hot motor.

I can't see a turbine in my hangar for quite a while yet.
May 03, 2012, 03:20 AM
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looks right at home in there.
May 03, 2012, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by stvinvegas
How did you fix the silcone tube issue? I was afraid it would pop off if I pulled it down to low on the clevis.

I just moved it to the servo side clevis.

Tam, that looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!

Sorry to see you put the first one in so soon. Been there done that. This last winter I lost the right motor on my P-38 not long after take off.

It sounded just like yours did. I later found out one of the motor side bullit plus was cold soldered.

It also landed in sloppy wet ground but not anywhere near as bad as yours.

Failed Maiden Of the New FMS P-38, 1-19-2012 (0 min 51 sec)
May 03, 2012, 03:41 AM
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Pretty slick setup Tam.

Very nice.
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May 03, 2012, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by jayb1rdz
No wonder even the crashes of a turbine model look scale. All that fuel right next to a smokin hot motor.

I can't see a turbine in my hangar for quite a while yet.
Sorry to said this. That is the most safe place for fuel cell. It got a lot shell around it to protect the tank when impact. The turbine front cold and rear is hot.
May 03, 2012, 05:56 AM
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No doubt about it Tam, you do nice work.

I gave turbines serious thought. Went to one event and that turned me off them totally. The stink of unburnt fuel, having it in the car with me etc. Having to store significant amounts of fuel. I'll pass thanks. No thanks

Tam keep up the works for us EDF guys

May 03, 2012, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ColoradoHeliNut
Well mine is ready.

The couple of problems I ran into were.

1. Those stupid four bolts for the main wings. Geezzzzzz! Took forever. I barely got them in. I didn't use loc-tite though. I thought that's one place not to use it so you can take the wings off for transport. Hummm?

If you have to use loc-tite there then you might has well just glue the wings on.

2. The front opening for the gear is slightly off. Or the retract is. I had to cut a small notch so the wheel collar would clear.

3. I did cut a notch out for the rudder control rod. I don't see a problem with it. The tail cone is glued over the notch.

4. One wing, no matter how tight the two bolts. Was loose lateraly just a hair to see a gap when pushed forward & back. To fix it I wrapped the front & rear dowls with some of the clear tape that came with the kit. Now it's tight.

I think that's all.

Servos used: HS 85mg for all but the Elevator. There I used a HS-225mg. It's close to the recomended specs. It's 67 oz./in. Torque at 6v. I have my BEC Pro set to 6v.

If anyone really thinks it's not up to par, tell me.

100a CC Ice, CC BEC Pro wire to main battery.

AUW with a HP 3s x 2 5000mah 35c is 6.8lbs.

Oh, rudder & front steering are seperate.

Here's a couple of pics. Hows my Electronics bay look?
Couple of questions for you,
How did you maiden already if you just built it ?
AUW 6.8
We have the same setup , I use 1100mah 2s life instead of bec and nano tech 6s 5000mah 35c - 786 grams
Yours 428 grams each x 2 = 856 grams,
Looked at your pics and can't figure out how you shaved off 1/4 lbs of weight with the same setup as everyone else. And I hope you didn't fly without some wire management , I'd be scared something will come loose and get caught in something.

Looked at your posts in other threads , you got this plane last Thursday , most likely at action hobbies, then you post here that it's built , I private message you and you say you maidened it last week. Sorry dude , but I'm calling you out, on your maiden and AUW .
Last edited by 420flyboy; May 03, 2012 at 09:38 AM.
May 03, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Well i must but in i got mine last thursday stayed up untill was rtf could have maiden on friday but waited on better weither and did it sunday. Everyone has seen my video and i must say mine also is under 7lbs around 6.8 6.9 auw......using hyperion 6s 5000 mah pac all stock eflight 80 amp ecs. Ect.

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